Carol TraylorPartner, Fort Worth

Prior to becoming an attorney, Carol was a Registered Nurse, a background that provided unique experience in the area of medical malpractice and health law, and gives her unique understanding of the complex cases she handles for her clients. She represents doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and health care professionals involved in catastrophic injury, construction, premises liability, and other personal injury cases, as well as handling claims of negligence, negligent credentialing and license challenges. She also assists corporate clients in general litigation matters. Carol is licensed in Texas.

Principal Practice Areas

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 1984)
  • Mary Hardin-Baylor (B.S. – Nursing, 1976)
  • Has tried approximately 30 cases to verdict, including medical cases, premises liability cases, product liability cases, and personal injury cases
  • Works on the defense of construction cases filed in Texas
  • Defends Texas business owners in litigation, including oil and gas and business owners
  • Successfully defended physicians in suits involving medication allegations, emergency surgery allegations, urological surgery allegations, cardiac surgery and cardiology allegations, cancer allegations, orthopedic allegations, and birth injury allegations
  • Successfully defended hospitals in suits involving cardiology allegations, brain injury allegations, and birth injury cases
  • Defends Texas nursing homes, hospitals, health care providers in medical claims, lawsuits, credentials issues, professional license challenges, and professional business negotiations
  • Licensed to practice in Texas, 1985
  • Admitted to U.S. Court Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Fort Worth
  • American College of Trial Advocates, Texas State Committee 2007-2012
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2005-2011
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Health Research & Education Institute 2012/2013 Leadership Council
  • Tarrant County Medical Legal Liaison Committee
  • Fort Worth Business Press Attorneys of Excellence 2003, 2004 & 2005
  • Named “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service, 2004 – 2015
  • Texas Monthly and SuperLawyers “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas”
  • Colleyville Chamber of Commerce Thursday business group
  • Colleyville Chamber of Commerce 2013 Golf Tournament Volunteer
  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Tuesday and Thursday business groups
  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce 2013 Grapefest booth Volunteer
  • Health Care Law Settlement and Negotiations, 2006, Chapter The Client